Conference Overview

Moving the field forward toward TRUST-BASED PHILANTHROPY and placing EQUITY IN THE CENTER; shifting mindsets, practices and systems to OPERATIONALIZE EQUITY; striving for UNITED COMMUNITIES and RESPONSIBLE INVESTING; engaging boards, trustees and tomorrow’s DONORS; empowering CITIZEN-LED planning, COMMUNITY-ENGAGED grantmaking and PUBLIC DELIBERATION; challenging the UNCHARITABLE; encouraging ALLYSHIP and amplifying the voices of NEW and RISING leaders. THIS IS PHILANTHROPY FORWARD.


September 25 - 27, 2019
The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Registration Costs

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Full Conference: $650 members/$950 non-members
Thursday Only: $480 members/$680 non-members
Friday Only: $350 members/$500 non-members

Groundwater cost with full conference registration: $50 members/$100 non-members
Groundwater Training only: $75 members/$150 non-members

"Uncharitable" with Dan Pallotta

We’re excited to open our closing lunch plenary to nonprofits and community leaders to join us to hear Dan Pallotta deliver his popular talk "Uncharitable” on Friday, September 27, at noon. Register now!


Conference Co-chairs

Heidi Jark, Fifth Third Foundation
Ellen Katz, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Conference Planning Committee

Michael Coffey, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Meghan Cummings, Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Jen Hurd, Bank of America Private Bank
Karen Jones, Donor Advised Fund, The Columbus Foundation
Emily Savors, The Columbus Foundation
Thomas Seddon, Warren County Foundation
Karen White, KeyBank
Carol Wright, Fifth Third Foundation
Charles Wright, United Way of Greater Cincinnati